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  • TThe British pound fell against the dollar after currency markets opened in Asia early Monday morning, following a delay to a crucial Brexit vote and a new request to extend the deadline from October 31. The currency opened down 0.6% at $1.2915, after closing just below $1.30 mark Friday, according ...

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  • TThe reported destruction of the base comes amid a redeployment of American troops to Iraq that was announced on the same day by Defence Secretary Mark Esper. The US Air Force has delivered airstrikes on the Al-Qulaib military base in the north-eastern Syrian province of Al-Hasakah, which American ...

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  • TChinese Vice Premier Liu He said on Saturday that China will work with the United States to address each other’s core concerns on the basis of equality and mutual respect, aiming to stop the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Liu, the chief negotiator in the trade ...

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  • TUS President Donald Trump accused Democrats and the media on Saturday of going "crazy" over his administration's announcement that an upcoming Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting would be held at his resort in Miami, withdrawing it as a host site. Before he announced that Trump National Doral, ...

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  • TDemocratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard fired back at 2016 failed presidential contender Hillary Clinton on Friday, hours after news surfaced that Clinton had implied that Russians were “grooming” the Hawaii representative ahead of the 2020 election. Wasting no time at all, ...

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  • TJoe Biden’s presidential campaign Friday admitted it is “worried” about a lack of finance after ending the third quarter of 2019 with far less funds than its top competitors in the field. Elana Firsht, the Biden campaign’s online fundraising director, told Biden’s ...

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  • TInstagram newbie Jennifer Aniston posted her first throwback photo on the social media app in honor of "Throwback Thursday", sending the social media shaking with joy. In the black-and-white photo, a young and adorably grumpy Jennifer is seen wearing a bucket hat. The actress did a photo slideshow ...

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  • TAfter studying the remains of exoplanets that crashed into dead stars, scientists tend to believe that rocky planets similar to Earth and Mars are likely common outside of our solar system. A study published on Thursday in Science magazine describes how by observing the rocky guts of exoplanets, ...

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  • TSyrian president's political adviser Bouthaina Shaaban on Thursday described US-Turkey agreement on ceasefire in northern Syria as "unclear." Syrian president's political adviser said that Damascus is categorically against the establishment of Kurdish autonomy in Syria as there are no reasons for ...

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  • TA total of 35 individuals were killed on Wednesday in a massive traffic accident in Saudi Arabia's Medina province, the SPA news agency has revealed. Citing police officials, the agency noted that in addition to those killed, another four individuals were left with serious injuries after ...

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  • TThe Army’s latest modernization strategy report revealed they will prioritize countering military developments in China and Russia, the US’ “pacing threat,” as the branch begins a four-stage plan to become a multi-domain force by 2035. "Our adversaries are investing in ...

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  • TA transcript of a letter that was sent from US President Donald Trump to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been circulating all over Twitter Wednesday, and users are having a lot of fun with it. According to the letter, which was widely shared by reporters on Twitter, Trump warned ...

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  • TDuring the June kickoff of the Democratic debate season, former US vice president Joe Biden, still a top choice in the 2020 presidential primary race, claimed NATO would “fall apart if he [Trump] is elected four more years”, lauding the organisation as the “single most ...

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  • TTwo of Saudi Arabia's largest oil plants were hit on 14 September, which Yemen's Houthi rebels have taken responsibility for, forcing the national oil company to shut them down. Reuters has cited anonymous US sources as claiming that Washington conducted a cyber operation against the ...

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  • THouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced during a Tuesday evening press conference that a full vote on the House of Representatives floor concerning US President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry has not been scheduled. “There is no requirement that we have a vote and so at this time we will not ...

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  • TUS prosecutors have charged Turkey’s Halkbank bank over its alleged role in a multibillion-dollar scheme to evade sanctions on Iran, the Justice Department said in a press release. "Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S., a/k/a 'Halkbank', was charged today in a six-count indictment with fraud, money ...

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  • TThe European Union is considering a new emergency summit to get a Brexit deal, the BBC reported on Tuesday. EU internal discussions are now focusing on a possible "holding pattern statement" at this week's EU leaders summit, along the lines of "we've made great progress in negotiations but still ...

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  • TThe US president also said that the steel tariffs will be increased up to 50 per cent and Washington will stop negotiations with Turkey on a $100 billion trade deal. The president of the United States said in a statement on his Twitter page that he will be issuing an executive order against current ...

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  • TChina reportedly wants another round of talks before signing what US President Donald Trump last week called the first phase of a trade deal between the world’s two biggest economies. While it remains unclear whether the additional trade talks would take place in Washington or Beijing, a ...

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  • TThe 2019 prize amount is 9 million Swedish kronor ($915,300). The economics prize is a later addition to the five awards founded in the will of Swedish dynamite tycoon Alfred Nobel, established by the Swedish central bank and first awarded in 1969. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences ...

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  • TEcuadorian President Lenin Moreno on Sunday initiated negotiations with leaders of Ecuador's indigenous peoples to end nationwide protests. Earlier, Moreno vowed to review his controversial decree on cutting fuel subsidies which had prompted the nationwide unrest. Following lengthy talks with ...

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  • TFrance suspended arms sales to Turkey on Saturday over Ankara's ongoing military incursion into the northern part of Syria, which was earlier condemned by the nation's president, Emmanuel Macron.French President Emmanuel Macron is set to hold an emergency defence cabinet meeting on Sunday, the ...

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  • TMOSCOW (Sputnik) - Local media earlier reported, citing Japanese meteorologists, that Super Typhoon Hagibis could become more destructive than Typhoon Ida, which killed over 1,000 in 1958. The number of people who've died as a result of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan has increased to 14, while at ...

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  • TUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday evening, expressing grave concern about the ongoing military operation in northern Syria. Johnson said that the United Kingdom does not support Ankara's 'Operation Peace Spring' and urged Erdogan ...

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  • TUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has dismissed reports that his aide decided to leave because the former was not doing enough to protect employees called to testify about President Trump’s July call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which subsequently kick started an impeachment ...

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  • TMeteorologists have been comparing the upcoming storm with powerful Typhoon Ida, which devastated the country in 1958, claiming the lives of 1,269 people. Skies over Japan turned purple as Super Typhoon Hagibis approaches the country, causing major fears. Numerous photos captured by residents ...

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  • TThe military operation in Northern Syria continues to press ahead despite warnings from Washington that the White House could sanction Ankara for the offensive against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Turkish forces continue to press forward with a ground offensive against Kurdish ...

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  • TThe two businessman, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who reportedly helped Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s involvement in Ukraine, face charges of violating US campaign funding laws. The US president's personal attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, is ...

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  • TUS Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters earlier on Friday that the Trump administration is considering enacting an order that would vastly expand Washington's’ ability to impose economic sanctions against Ankara over the ongoing military offensive in northern Syria.The Turkish ...

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  • TThe Norwegian Nobel Committee said in a statement on Friday that in “close cooperation with the president of Eritrea, [Ethiopian Prime Minister] Abiy Ahmed quickly worked out the principles for a peace agreement to end the long no peace stalemate between the two countries”. The ...

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